Paraguay, Qatar sign cooperation agreement

12:41, August 19, 2010      

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Paraguayan Foreign Minister Hector Lacognata and his Qatari counterpart Yousef Hussein Kamal agreed on developing commercial and technical cooperations, Paraguayan official sources said Wednesday.

According to information reaching here from Asuncion, Paraguay's capital, with the agreement both countries will promote their companies' modernization and capitalization.

Both governments will begin to create joint companies to produce and commercialize goods, as well as to exchange technologies and other products in creative areas.

The Paraguayan government said in a statement that they will be supplied with equipment, technology transfer and elaboration of technical documentation of the products.

They also agreed to have bilateral meetings to discuss issues of mutual interest.

Meanwhile, Paraguayan Development Information and Communications Minister Augusto dos Santos agreed with the Qatar News Agency to freely exchange news.

Santos said that they would receive news in English which will be distributed in Paraguayan state-run media and "guarantee the credit of the source." The agreement also includes news exchange through new technologies.

The agreements were reached during work meetings headed by Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo and visiting Qatari emir Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani.



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